Friday, September 11, 2015

It takes a village: The passion for violence of the peace-loving Tamimis

...The adoration of terrorists who kill Jews and Israelis is at the heart of the Tamimi experience. But about five years ago, for reasons most of us can probably deduce, the Tamimis adopted a pose of what they and their backers call non-violence. The rocks and petrol bombs continue but because they are classed (by the Tamimis) as tools of resistance, compliant audiences - and there are many - are expected to nod with understanding and allow the non-violence charade to continue.

Celebrations in the little village of Nabi Saleh as the release date
for several of its murdering sons and daughters 
approaches, in October 2011.
 The woman wearing a white scarf in the framed photo is our daughter's
murderer, Ahlam Tamimi, a beloved and widely-admired figure, a town hero,
 because of the deaths she brought about [Image Source: 
Arnold/Frimet Roth..
This Ongoing War..
10 September '15..

We received a letter from a member of the International Division of the Board of Deputies of British Jews:

One of the constitutional obligations of the Board of Deputies is to take such appropriate action as lies within its power to advance Israel’s security, welfare and standing. As you may know, last year Yachad UK narrowly achieved a two thirds majority at the Board of Deputies to be admitted as a member. At the time, I along with the 60 other Deputies that voted against their admission were concerned that this would lend credibility to an organisation that is outside the mainstream of Jewish life in the UK and has a well-known reputation for demonising and delegitimising the Jewish State of Israel. Indeed I was aware that Yachad funds numerous “educational” trips to Judea and Samaria, known to them as “the West Bank”.

Their guides include a member of the infamous fringe group “Breaking the Silence”. On such radical groups, the reputation of Yachad hangs. Even the left-wing Haaretz newspaper described Breaking the Silence as having “a clear political agenda, and can no longer be classed as a ‘human rights organization.’’’ In fact as I am sure you will agree, checkpoints are an essential security requirement for the citizens of Israel. As far as I am aware, there are no such Yachad-funded “educational” visits to Israeli terror victims. Had there been, Yachad might get a different Israeli perspective of the need for security and check posts. 

Their activities in Israel are entirely pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel. However if this was not bad enough it has now been drawn to my attention that Yachad’s tours have, in the past, stopped at the Tamimi house for drinks and a briefing from the family themselves. Having already read the article about the Tamimi family [source], I was absolutely shocked to learn that Yachad had gone beyond giving legitimacy to an Israeli political group with an agenda that undermines Israel’s security but is also giving legitimacy to the family of a well-known Pallywood “star”.

This led me to do further research on the subject and I came across the blog “This Ongoing War" which was cofounded by you and inspired by the tragic murder of your daughter, Malki, at the age of 15 in a massacre in the centre of Jerusalem carried out by Hamas, the infamous Sbarro massacre.

In particular I saw this recent article: 07-Sep-15: Peace, human rights, the sheer joy of killing people. There, you state that Ahlam Tamimi - who rode with the suicide bomber, helped him and his explosive-filled guitar pass without interference through the Qalandia security crossing - can be seen on video exulting over the murder of the victims and is in fact a cousin of Bassem Tamami, the father of Shirley Temper. Clearly this raises the most serious questions about Yachad that I intend to raise at the first possible moment. I would therefore be grateful if you could provide the evidence of the relationship between the Tamimi family of Pallywood fame and Ahlam Tamimi.

I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely | David Berens | JNF UK

Ready, willing and able to oblige, Mr Berens.

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